29

May

Members Only: “In the Footsteps of Howard Carter in the Valley of the Kings.”

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Presented by: Dr. Donald P. Ryan

  • 2:00 PM ET/ 8:00 PM EET
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Lecture Information: 

Valley of the Kings
The archaeological exploration of the royal New Kingdom cemetery, the Valley of the Kings, offers a rich history of fascinating discoveries made by determined and often eccentric individuals including Howard Carter, who was well involved in the Valley decades before he encountered the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922. In this lecture, Don Ryan will describe some of his own work in the Valley of the Kings during which he literally followed in the footsteps of Carter, including the re-excavation of three tombs discovered by the famed archaeologist early in his career: KV 44, KV 45, and KV 60. The latter tomb is especially controversial with its occupant identified by some as the female ruler, Hatshepsut, after its rediscovery by Ryan.  

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Donald P. Ryan is an archaeologist and Faculty Fellow in the Division of Humanities at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington, USA. He is the director of the PLU Valley of the Kings Project and the author of several books and numerous scientific and popular articles on archaeological subjects.